CLIMATE STRIKE: Led by local university and high school students, more than 500 demonstrators of all ages gathered in Hinds Plaza on Friday afternoon to join the worldwide climate strike, demanding action on the part of local and world government and corporate leaders to combat climate change.
By Donald Gilpin
Led by youth, but including a broad range of ages and backgrounds, a crowd of more than 500 gathered in Hinds Plaza last Friday, September 20, to demand action in response to the climate crisis.
After hearing from about a dozen speakers warning of the consequences of climate change and calling on governments and businesses to take measures to combat it, the spirited throng, chanting and carrying signs, marched up Witherspoon Street and through the Princeton University campus to wrap up the proceedings in front of the Frist Campus Center.
“No more coal, no more oil — keep your carbon in the soil,” they chanted, and “When the air we breathe is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back.” The wide variety of placards and posters conveyed such messages as “Denial is Not a Policy,” “Science not Silence,” “There is no Planet B,” and “Our Kids Deserve a Future.” more